Quilceda Creek Vinters
Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Vintage Notes:

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards: Champoux, Lake Wallula, Palengat, and Wallula Gap
Barrels: 100% New French Oak
Time in Barrel: 20 months
Bottled: June 2017

Paul Golitzin, Director of Winemaking, comments:

We are pleased to offer you the 2015 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley. The 2015 growing season was the warmest ever recorded in Washington State. We achieved sufficient shoot growth early in the season to provide the fruit shading during the hottest June days. We have also installed overhead misters in all of our vineyard sites to cool the fruit, if needed, to produce the finest grapes we can grow, regardless of extreme weather. Almost all of our Cabernet Sauvignon achieved its final ripening under perfect, mid-70 degree Fahrenheit temperatures in October. The results were very small and concentrated berries full of flavor and freshness.

The 2015 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley is a truly majestic wine with great purity, class and breed. The wealth of blackberry, blueberry and black cherry fruit is remarkable, with hints of spring flowers, cocoa powder, roasted herbs, forest floor and minerals. This wine will have a large drinking window due to the seamless integration of all its elements. Drink now through 2037.